Strike: Lawan Faults FG Over Disagreement With ASUU

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan during a metting with leaders of the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, September 13, 2020
Strike: Lawan Faults FG Over Disagreement With ASUU - Vantage News Nigeria
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan during a meeting with leaders of the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday, September 13, 2020. Photo Credit: Tope Brown

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has blamed the Federal Government in the ongoing disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

He berated the FG for signing an unrealistic agreement with the union leaders few years back.

Lawan said these on Monday at a meeting with the leaders of ASUU in Abuja who presented its alternative payroll system, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), to the Senate as reported by VANTAGE NEWS

He accused the FG of negotiating in a manner that the final product cannot be implementable.

The lawmaker called on the FG and ASUU to accommodate each other as they try to represent and protect various interests.

Lawan, also pleaded with the ASUU not to be too rigid in its demands in order to move the country forward, adding that there is need to review some of the items on the agreements.

Commenting after the three-hour closed-door meeting with the leadership of the Senate, President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the visit was a follow up to the meeting held between ASUU and the Senate in October 2019 to find an alternative solution to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

ASUU had at the October 2019 meeting, told the leadership of the Senate that it was going to develop an alternative payment system.

Ogunyemi, who said that the UTAS was a home-grown system that would end the eight-month industrial action by the union if adopted by FG, added that the meeting with Lawan yielded positive results.

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